Filarete - Meaning of Filarete

What does Filarete mean?

[ syll. fi-la-re-te, fil-ar-ete ] The baby boy name Filarete is pronounced FIHL-erIYT- †. Filarete is of Old Greek origin and it is used mainly in German. The meaning of Filarete is 'lover of excellence'. The name was borne by a 15th-century Renaissance Florentine architect who designed the visionary ideal city of Sforzinda; he was also known as Averulino.

See also the related categories, renaissance (revival), greek, and german.

Filarete is not commonly used as a baby boy name. It is not listed within the top 1000.

Baby names that sound like Filarete include Filart and Philart.

† approx English pronunciation for Filarete: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"

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